City of North Battleford - Saskatchewan
Heavy Rain Event with More to Come!
Please report flooded streets, intersections or obstructed storm grades on the City’s Service Tracker
June 14th 2022

During the evening of June 13th, 2022, the City of North Battleford experienced a 1 in 100-year rainstorm over a six (6) hours period of time. The rain gauge at City Hall indicated we received 10.0 cm of rain, while the Fairview Heights Reservoir recorded receiving 8.56 cm of rain. Current forecasts predict more rain for North Battleford for the remainder of the month.

Property owners who experience flooding should contact their insurance provider.

During this period of increased precipitation, the ground can become saturated with water, here are some tips to help keep your property dry.

  • Extend downspouts at least two metres from your foundation, with a drop of 10 to 20 centimetres to the ground. Water that falls onto the saturated ground next to your home is likely to leak into your basement.

  • Ensure roof runoff goes into your front or backyard and not your side yard or a neighbour’s yard.

  • Clean debris from your eavestroughs.

  • Slope soil around your foundation and window wells at least two metres away from your house, with a drop of 10 to 20 centimetres.

  • Check all drainage paths on your property and ensure they are graded properly and not blocked.

  • Repair all leaks in walls, floors, windows and doors to keep water from seeping in.

  • Turn off automatic lawn sprinklers.

  • Make sure your sump pump (if you have one) is working. Sump pumps collect water in a sump pit and automatically turn on to pump the water out of the pit and away from the foundation. Ensure the water pumps out at least two meters from your house.

Please report flooded streets, intersections or obstructed storm grades on the City’s Service Tracker, and City crews will inspect the surrounding storm sewers.

For more information:

Dustin Tungilik MacDonald, Communications Administrator
306-445-1713 | dmacdonald@cityofnb.ca

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